Body of Senator's Brother Found in Wyoming

Randy Udall died during solo hike

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 4, 2013 1:42 AM CDT | Updated Jul 4, 2013 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – The body of Sen. Mark Udall's brother Randy, 61, has been discovered in the Wyoming mountains after he went missing while hiking on his own. Udall's poles were still in his hand when he was found dead, likely of a medical condition, says his sister. He was at an altitude of 10,700 feet. "Randy left this Earth doing what he loved most: hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world," the family says in a statement. Indeed, he'd been hiking the Wind River Range for more than three decades, the Denver Post notes. Authorities plan an autopsy.

Senators Mark Udall, left, and John McCain attend the opening of the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
Senators Mark Udall, left, and John McCain attend the opening of the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)
James “Randy” Udall, the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
James “Randy” Udall, the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.   (AP Photo/Sublette County Sheriff)
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